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    Going on the other side the luxurious way.
    Pick the pooch!

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    Snatched this photo last summer;

    Valued somewhere in the range of {$xxxxxx}
    ...yep, it's the real deal


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    Quote Originally Posted by don.gwapo View Post
    Going on the other side the luxurious way.
    LOL

    They can try to make it different. But Death itself will always remain the Great Equalizer. Doesn't matter if you surround a body with dirt or marble. It's still a body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dozerdogue View Post
    Dozerdouge, are you a member on any of the mustang forums? If so, which ones and what's your user name?
    Those are some nice numbers you're laying down there!!


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    Two of my rides. The Track-T tips the scales at 1790 lbs, is powered by a purpose built 383 stroker sbc, Tremec TKO 600 5 speed with 0.64 OD, going into a Jaq IRS 3.54 with inboard disc brakes. After 40 years of hot rods, this is my Swiss Army knife of hot rods, it corners better than my Corvette, runs a 10.8 @ 132 mph without speed shifting, and can break 30 mpg at 65 mph on a level highway.


    On the dyno in SE Arizona, producing 516 lb/ft at just 2800 rpm.


    I have had this ride on the road for 18 years and drive it all over the country, at Yosemite National Park.


    Since I did a complete engine cover and tucked the exhaust under the car, most folks assume it is powered by a 2.3 L Pinto 4-banger. Notice the bulges in the side cover to shoehorn the sbc in?


    This is high tall I geared it for quiet and economical highway cruising, notice speed vs rpm


    This is the LED backup light I fabricated for it, held in place by a magnet and has a coiled cord, so it can double as a trouble light.






    And my store bought 2011 CTS-V, 556 hp 6 speed stick



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    double post
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    All I could think of was "Maybe Rain-X?"



    For me at least, it helps the bugs slough off better.


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    Those bugs sure have a death wish.

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    With a windshield coming at them ~ 120 mph...the last thing to go through a bugs mind was its A hole.


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    Don't get me wrong, 99.9% of the time I just putz along at a pace that reflects my age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deckofficer View Post
    Don't get me wrong, 99.9% of the time I just putz along at a pace that reflects my age.
    LOL

    Looks like 45 years old on the speedo, and 10 years old on the tach...chronological vs emotional?

    (For me, I'd have to move the speedo to the right, but the tach's probably pretty close.....)

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    59 chronological, your correct on the emotional. lol
    As to the placement of the tach, your right again, for the track it should be on the left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deckofficer View Post
    59 chronological, your correct on the emotional. lol
    As to the placement of the tach, your right again, for the track it should be on the left.
    LOL

    I meant for ME the speedo read low but the tach read about right....(#'s...not location...) if speedo was chronological/tach = emotional. (Also born in the '50's...)



    But, yeah, for track...we'd swap'm normally....I guess the double entendre was weaker than I'd hoped.


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    But now on to the subject matter of this forum, I believe my Big Bruiser will fit nicely into my fabricated glove compartment below the gauges, right?

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    Looks like an easy fit from here at least. My BB is only ~ 6" long...that spot looks larger at least.



    Can you mount it so the beam shines out through ahead of you?

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    It is just to be used as a flashlight. Short run time at probably 20 minutes.

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    I was teasing, as you mentioned needing forward lighting...

    On the other hand, I have 6 cells for my Bruiser.


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    You have any pictures of your Bruiser in action vs anything else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deckofficer View Post
    You have any pictures of your Bruiser in action vs anything else?
    I do somewhere...I think I posted them on the Elektro Lumens beam shot section?

    (CPFM closed now of course...)


    Dark Control




    Flash Control




    Big Bruiser




    $sevens S18




    Flash Control 2



    Dark Control 2




    Big Bruiser




    S18



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    This thread is about cars not flashlight nor beamshots! .
    Pick the pooch!

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    I'm sorry, I asked for it. Back to cars.....
    Yours truly


    At the same time Mary Ann was taking the above picture on hwy 395 northbound between Carson City and Reno, Nevada.

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    I dig the Track-T's sedan-length wheelbase; I'd wager it drifts through a turn just as comfortably as the Caddy..

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    I dig the Track-T's sedan-length wheelbase; I'd wager it drifts through a turn just as comfortably as the Caddy..
    Well, your going to think "what a waste of a CTS-V" when I tell you I only drive it for trips in good weather (maybe once a month at most), and I have always left the traction nanny on, so no drifts. The T is different, it corners flat not because of modern tech, i.e. magnetic ride suspension like the V, but rather low and old tech of mounting the engine/transmission so low in the frame rails that the CG is at spindle height, so no moment-arm to even cause lean. To give you a rough idea, if I used a stock sbc oil pan, it would have 3/4" of clearance to the road surface.

    Took dear old dad for a day trip to Yosemite. He is 92, and because of that magnetic ride and the bolstered Racaro seats, he had no idea a typical slow to 35 curve we were slicing through at 60. Plus those 556 puppies may growl a little on the outside under heavy throttle, things stay quiet and serene inside the cockpit.
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    Yeah, I'm pretty sure I'd leave the traction control on most of the time with the Caddy too. That's the great thing about the V-series though; it's every bit the sports car when hustled, but when you drive slowly, it's a Cadillac..

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    I'm a bit jaded on straight line performance, so the CTS-V to me, is not that fast, but for a heavy car, it is very toss-able in the corners and unlike any other factory super car I've owned, has a firm but non jarring ride with those factory short side wall tires. Have to hand it to GM, they did some good engineering. I hear Ferrari is using the same system on a license agreement.

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    New York Auto Show preview: 2012 Shelby Mustang 1000, 950 hp street, 1100 hp race; engine keeps the stock GT500's block and replaces everything else..


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    Front-end looks kinda like a beached whale.
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    New York Auto Show leak: 2013 Viper






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    Any numbers on that bad boy?
    "The World is insane. With tiny spots of sanity, here and there... Not the other way around!" - John Cleese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom View Post
    Any numbers on that bad boy?
    We'll find out at 11:55 EST..

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